Admissions Process

Admissions Process in Three Steps

Your Profile

As a minimum eligibility requirement for admissions, we expect you to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent
  • Advanced English skills (CEFR B2)
  • Minimum of two years of post-degree professional work experience in the pharmaceutical industry or in related fields

The Master of Pharma Business Administration fills a much needed gap: the pharma-centric customization of a traditional MBA curriculum. I also believe that the distinctive expertise of the lecturers and the practical nature of the classes – covering important aspects of the pharmaceutical value chain – make this program highly valuable for any aspiring executive in the pharma sector.

1:/user_upload/Images/09_Master_of_Pharma_Business_Administration/Advisory_Board/pfundner.png Prof. Dr. Hagen PfundnerManaging Director, Roche Pharma AG

Application Portfolio

A complete application portfolio includes:

  • Completed program application form
  • Current resume
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Confirmation of postgraduate employment
  • Essay of motivation
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Official university transcripts and diploma - only notarized copies will be accepted

Applying from outside the EU?

If you are an applicant coming from a country outside the European Union, please note that you will need to apply for a student visa to study in Germany. The German authorities will however not issue a student visa for part-time programs in Germany. Therefore, if you are able to relocate to Germany on a different type of visa other than a student visa, then it should be possible to study.  

If you wish to obtain a student visa, you will have to look into fulltime programs in Germany. A good starting point may be the following website of the German Academic Exchange Service:

If you wish to apply, you must submit a complete application package to Goethe Business School’s Office of Admissions.

Goethe Business School
Office of Admissions
Postfach 11 19 32
60054 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The Office of Admissions will confirm receipt of the application documents to you via email. We encourage you to speak to a GBS admissions advisor before starting your application in order to clarify open questions as soon as possible!